Through April 2018, the Museum of Making Music presents Unseen Artists: Sights & Insights from the Piano Technicians Guild.
More than just a Tuner — What Does a Piano Technician Do?
In this exhibit—presented in partnership with the Piano Technicians Guild—you’ll find out that they are much more than just a piano tuner.
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The Antique Piano Shop Online Museum will give you a sense of the piano’s place in society during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Database of Early Pianos: 1700 – 1860
Clinkscale Online is a comprehensive research database dedicated to the worldwide cataloging of historic pianos from before 1860. The database is now available as an online resource available to all registered users without cost. Explore information about nearly 7000 historic pianos, and easily submit information on pianos not yet included, or corrections for existing data.
After all these years of playing, tuning, and studying the history of keyboard instruments, i have only just discovered the existence of yet another variation along the road of development to the piano as we know it today: the so-called “Tangent Piano”. Continue reading The Tangent Piano
Should I Buy a Piano “Out of the Crate”?
Good dealer prep results in an instrument that performs at or near its musical potential. Why pay for a fine instrument and settle for anything less?
The Early Music Show
The Early Music Show on BBC Radio 3 is an exploration of early music, looking at early developments in musical performance and composition both in Britain and abroad.
Never heard of the Charles Walter piano? In the masses of pianos produced each year, there is a handful of what I would call “boutique” manufacturers that produce hundreds of pianos instead of tens of thousands. The Walter piano company is one such maker.
For anyone researching information on their old family upright, there is one site that has more valuable information than any other, and that is the Piano History pages at EDWARDIAN UPRIGHTS and later .
There is information on age and style that is not available anywhere else. I would highly recommend that you look here first to get started on your information quest.
Norfolk Piano Man is Looking for a Home for His Collection
“All our pianos have their own character and a lot of them are from famous makers. Bill is getting older and at some point this collection will die. From my point of view I would like to see him get an apprentice to learn about it so the collection can carry on. We cannot do anything more with it or raise funds until we have a building. Because everything is so crammed it is soul destroying even to go and look at it.”
Some thoughts from Sally Phillips at Piano Buyers
Reflections from the Keyboard
A weekly exploration of classical music’s piano greats hosted by pianist, teacher and author David Dubal, who brings his unique perspective to the near and far corners of the piano repertoire.